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Natural Gardening Workshop March 12-26 – Pine and Lakes Echo Journal

HACKENSACK – Gardening season is just around the corner and whether you’re new to gardening or a seasoned gardener, there’s always something new to learn.

Jim Etzel of Earth is Our HOme Environmental Solutions in Hackensack hosts: “Natural Gardening: Is It Good for You?” workshops from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday 12 and Saturday 26 March in Hackensack at the HUB, located next to the post office. The content presented will be the same on both days the workshop is offered. Interested parties are invited to learn what natural gardening is and how it can help gardeners and the environment.

The session will cover: no tillage; no harsh chemicals; what weeds can do for you and the soil; cover crop; mulching; and more. Gardening is a fine balance between constantly changing factors, many of which are beyond human control. And yet, there are still many things gardeners can do in partnership with the Earth to understand soil health in order to grow better tomatoes, beans, cabbages and more as the fruits of our gardening labors.

Earth Etzel presents this session to share her knowledge of gardening in an Earth-friendly way and works to improve overall soil health. Etzel’s background is in biology and teaching. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Bemidji State University in 2002. His vision is to educate people about soils, ecological forest management, gardening and water management. His life experience led him to understand that people need to remember their connection to nature and become part of nature again, rather than just users of natural resources. Etzel offers gardening consultations, site visits, soil tests and presentations.

A voluntary donation will be accepted to cover the cost of the workshop. For more information about this workshop and/or Earth is Our Home Environmental Solutions, contact Jim Etzel at 218-252-3258 or email: [email protected] You can visit the website at: